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A sinking ship

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boise, ID
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boise, ID
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Lots of people, outside the company, remember the old HP, back when it was synonymous with quality and may afford one undeserved respect based upon that reputation. There are some good middle managers left over from the past, though their numbers are thinning fast.

Cons

A game of musical chairs based upon seniority and connections. Innovation is dead, with the exception of acquisitions which are quickly assimilated into the borg and reduced to undersized, HP clone operations. Training and career development are not part of the new HP. Why train when you can hire from the outside?

Advice to Management

Divest the company and break it back into a thousand pieces. The economy of huge scale isn't working for you or your employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Hewlett-Packard

  1. (3PAR division) constant fire fighting mode, management / project mgmt by bugzilla"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hewlett-Packard full-time

    Pros

    - Cool , smart engineers - learn about storage arrays

    Cons

    - The array is pretty much developed, not much new innovation or development work (software wise), mostly bug fixing. - Management mostly rewards old timers - Currently the place is crawling with program managers, and over the past year has become very management heavy. - First level managers does not motivate people, or get to know them on a personal level to know their individual contribution / strengths / weakness. - Very hard to get promotion past the senior engineer level.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employees, on a personal level, know their strengths , weakness, and how to make best use of them.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Things are on the move!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hewlett-Packard full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of growth happening. Layoffs are in the papers, but the company is in a transition period for the better. Meg is a great leader.

    Cons

    Extremely hard to get normal things done like procurement, staffing, and using off the shelf software. The company is so big that the checks and balances, even though are meant to protect, cause more harm than good. I've seen very bright people give up and leave because of it.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to make the right changes for the future.


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